The New York Yankees postseason hopes on life support after a loss in Toronto
The Toronto Blue Jays defeated the New York Yankees on Thursday night. The final score was 6-2 and the game took place at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and pitched ok. Joba Chamberlain out of the pen put the game out of reach. The Yankees offense was anemic again.
Kuroda pitched six innings giving up eight hits and three runs with four walks and seven strikeouts. Joba Chamberlain gave up two hits and three runs and a walk without recording an out, Cesar Cabral pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a walk and striking out two and Matt Daley pitched to one batter and retired him. David Phelps pitched a perfect inning.
Curtis Granderson had a hit and an RBI, Alex Rodriguez drew a walk and Robinson Cano had two hits. Alfonso Soriano had a hit and drew a walk, Vernon Wells had an RBI and drew a walk and Chris Stewart had a hit. Stewart and Cano each hit a double and Granderson hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left four men on base.
Todd Redmond won his fourth game of the season pitching seven innings and giving up four hits and a run. He walked one and struck out seven, Sergio Santos pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout, Luis Perez pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and a run with a walk and a strikeout and Jeremy Jeffress pitched to one batter and walked him. Casey Janssen saved his 32nd game of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning.
Jose Reyes had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Kawasaki had a hit and drew a walk and Brett Lawrie had a hit and an RBI. Adam Lind had two hits and three RBI, Colby Rasmus drew two walks and Moises Sierra had a hit and drew two walks. Anthony Gose had three hits and an RBI. Reyes and Gose each hit a double and Gose and Lind each hit a homerun. The Jays were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gose had an outfield assist.
In the third Reyes hit an RBI double and Lawrie hit an RBI groundout giving the Jays a 2-0 lead. Granderson hit a solo homerun in the sixth to cut the lead to 2-1 Jays. Gose hit a solo homerun in the sixth to make it 3-1 Jays. The Jays broke it open in the seventh with three runs. Lind hit a three run homerun to push the lead to 6-1. The Yankees scored a run in the ninth on an RBI groundout by Wells to make it 6-2 and that was the final score.
The Yankees lost two out of three in Toronto and five out of six on their road trip. Their record fell to 80-73. The Jays record improved to 70-82. The Yankees will host the San Francisco Giants for a three game series beginning on Friday night.
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